Category: Charity

Review: Here I Stand: Stories That Speak For Freedom

Review: Here I Stand: Stories That Speak For Freedom

Amnesty International have teamed up with Walker Books and numerous bestselling authors to publish a compilation of stories and poems that explore human rights. Within the pages of this book, you’ll find poems and short stories addressing a huge range of issues from race, identity, exploitation and bullying, to slavery, refugees, beliefs and FGM. This little […]

Posted August 4, 2016


Donate a Care Package or Dinner This Christmas

Donate a Care Package or Dinner This Christmas

I am still here, honest! Apologies for my absence, life has been tiring recently and I’ve just not had the energy to post. I did however want to share this with you as it’s only available for the next 21 hours. itison have once again put together a package with SocialBite where you can donate […]

Posted December 14, 2015


Buy Books For Syria

Buy Books For Syria

I’m sure that you’ve already seen this all over social media, but I wanted to put this wee post up in case you’ve missed it. Waterstones have teamed up with the publishing industry to raise £1 million for Syrian refugees. Their campaign Buy Books for Syria launches today. Pop into their stores from today (1st […]

Posted October 1, 2015


Authors For Nepal

Authors For Nepal

  You don’t need me to tell you about the recent devastating earthquake in Nepal. Needless to say those affected are firmly in our thoughts. Today I wanted to draw your attention to Authors For Nepal, an online auction with all proceeds going to one of the earthquake relief funds. A group of authors have come […]

Posted May 7, 2015


International Book Giving Day

International Book Giving Day

So we all know that 14th February is Valentine’s Day, but did you know it’s also International Book Giving Day?   Most children in developing countries do not own books. In the United Kingdom, one-third of children do not own books. In the United States, two-thirds of children living in poverty do not own books. […]

Posted February 11, 2015


Raising Money For The ME Association

Last month I blogged for the first time about my life with M.E. (you can find my post here). I have been absolutely overwhelmed by the response this post received – thank you all for taking the time to read, comment, tweet, email and text about it. I can’t begin to explain how much it […]

Posted November 17, 2011


Prizes for Japan

Following on from my Authors For Japan post, I’d like to let you know about another way you can help raise money for those affected by the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan. As a lot of you know, I love a good competition and giveaway. I’ve been very fortunate to win lots of lovely […]

Posted March 15, 2011


Authors For Japan

Like many people I’ve been sitting watching the news of the devastation in Japan in complete shock. The scale of the damage and number of deaths and people unaccounted for is unfathomable. Since Friday my thoughts have barely deviated from the people who have lost everything – their lives, their loved ones, their homes, their […]

Posted March 15, 2011